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Society for Technical Communication Summit 2012

Chicago - Location of 2012 STC Summit

Registration is now open for the STC (Society for Technical Communication) Summit for 2012. Most technical writers believe it’s the place to be to share ideas, learn about the current industry trends, and network with other writers and companies.

Conference Where and When

Taking place on May 20 – 23, 2012, in Chicago-Rosemont, Illinois, this annual conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, and will include over 80 different sessions, organized into 10 tracks to help you customize your experience to your current needs. There are two reception events included in the schedule, giving ample time for networking and meeting other technical communication professionals.

STC Summit Conference Program

While details are incomplete now, the schedule is expected to include:

Preconference certificate courses
Leadership Program
Summit Opening General Session
Welcome Reception
Education sessions
SIG events
STC Annual Business Meeting
Communities Reception
Honors Reception
Honors Banquet—ticketed event
Closing Lunch–ticketed event
Leadership Program Wrap-up
Bonus Sessions

These events will cover all aspects of technical writing, editing, project management, and publication production. Of course, there will be the usual conference exhibition, and Writing Assistance will be there. Right now we have been assigned to booth 109, so come see us if you attend the conference.

The STC website even includes a letter that a prospective attendee can send to their boss in order to convince them of the time away from the office, and the price tag.

Are you heading to the STC Summit this year? Please leave a comment and let us know. And be sure to stop by and see us in the exhibit area. We’ll be in booth 109.

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  1. By paulon 5th, April 2012 at 2:56 am

    The program and other details are available at

    See you in Chicago!

  2. By editoron 6th, April 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks, Paul!

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